RESIDENTS are being asked to take extra care at home to help
reduce the demand on Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
(GMFRS) during industrial action.
On Wednesday, September 25, between 12noon and 4pm, firefighters
will be taking industrial action, which means there will be greatly
reduced fire cover across the country.
The dispute that led to this is between the unions and the
Government and is not between GMFRS and its firefighters.
But it does mean that GMFRS will be responding differently to
There will be a limited number of fire engines available and the
Emergency Fire Crews riding them will not be trained to the same
level as our current crews.
Now more than ever residents need to think about fire safety at
Most fires in the home are preventable and you can help to
prevent them by following the advice on the GMFRS website at www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/takeextracare.
By taking extra care, being vigilant and following the steps
below you can help protect yourself and your loved ones from danger
during industrial action.
If you would like to book a Home Safety Check, which may include
the fitting of smoke alarms please call 0800 555 815.
Steps you can take to help yourself and reduce the demand on the
basic fire cover that GMFRS is providing on Wednesday, September